Parenting Books

The following are books that our staff and parents have recommended as books that have been helpful with parenting issues.

** Books for loan in Somerset Academy Parent Library

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis & Janice Keyser

** Celebrate! An Anti-Bias Guide to Enjoying Holidays by Julie Bisson

Child Behavior: The Classic Childcare Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development by Frances L. Ilg & Louise Bates Ames

** Children’s Friendships—The Beginning of Intimacy by Judy Dunn

** Children’s Friendships by Zick Rubin

** Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation by Becky Bailey

Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman

** First Feelings—Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child by Stanley Greenspan, MD and Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

** Good Books to Grow On by Andrea E. Cascardi

Great Books for Girls: More than 600 Books to Inspire Today’s Girls and Tomorrow’s Women by Kathleen Odean

How to Raise a Brighter Child: The Case for Early Learning by Joan Beck

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

** Learning Together with Children by J. Kroese Thomson

** Magic Trees of the Mind by Marian Diamond PhD and Janet Hopson

** Positive Discipline by Judy Nelson, E.D.D.

The Confident Child: Emotional Coaching for the Crucial Decade-Ages Five to Fifteen by Terri Apter, PhD

The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood by Selma H. Fraiberg

** More Than the ABC’s by Judith A. Schickedanz

** Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner

** Sandbox Scientist by Michael Ross

** Starting Out Right—A Guide to Promote Children’s Reading Successby National Research Council

The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn by Alison Gopnik, PhD, Andrew N. Meltzoff, PhD and Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD

The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN Also: The Baby Book and The Discipline Book by same authors

Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development by T. Berry Brazelton, MD

** Your Child’s Growing Mind by Jane M. Healy PhD

Your One Year Old, also Your Two Year Old, Your Three Year Old, etc. by Louise Bates Ames and Frances Ilg from The Gesell Institute Child Development Series

Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child’s Natural Abilities from the Very Start by Magda Gerber & Alison Johnson